William Gordon Rutherford

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1765 - Bowland nr Wilmington, North CarolinaNAO
First Known Service2.8.1778NAO
FatherJohn RutherfordNAO
MotherMrs Francis Johnson (nee Button)NAO
WifeLilias Richardson (d 1831/11/05)NAO
Last Known Service11.1807NAO
Date of Death14.6.1818 - Greenwich Hospital NAO

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
12.8.1765 Baptised in Wilmington, North CarolinaNAO
2.8.177820.8.1778Suffolk (74), LandmanNAO
21.8.17787.12.1778Suffolk (74), Captain's ServantNAO
8.12.17781.6.1779Monarch (74), Captain's ServantNAO
2.6.17793.11.1779Monarch (74), Able SeamanNAO
4.11.177913.10.1780Monarch (74), MidshipmanNAO
8.1.1780 Attack on the Caracas Convoy 
16.1.1780 Battle of Cape St. Vincent 
14.10.178011.11.1780Artois (40), Able SeamanNAO
12.11.178013.3.1781Iphigenia (32), Able SeamanNAO
14.3.178124.12.1781Iphigenia (32), MidshipmanNAO
5.8.1781 Battle of Dogger Bank 
4.9.17815.2.1782Saint George (98), Able SeamanNAO
25.12.178126.2.1782Leocadia (36), MidshipmanNAO
27.2.17826.4.1782Britannia (100), MidshipmanNAO
3.8.178520.9.1785Edgar (74), Able SeamanNAO
13.8.17905.1.1791Cambridge (80), MidshipmanNAO
29.3.17913.9.1791Cambridge (80), MidshipmanNAO
1.9.179329.9.1793Cambridge (80), MidshipmanNAO
11.17939.1.1794Boyne (98), Acting LieutenantNAO
9.1.1794 LieutenantCSORN
9.1.17947.1794Boyne (98), LieutenantNAO
7.17946.1795Nautilus (14), Commander and Commanding OfficerNAO
4.7.1794 CommanderCSORN
8.1795 Married LiliasNAO
11.17959.1796Adventure (44), Commander and Commanding OfficerNAO
9.179615.11.1796Dictator (64), Commander and Commanding OfficerNAO
15.11.1796 CaptainCSORN
15.11.17965.1799Brunswick (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
17971798Dictator (64), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1714
6.180314.5.1805Decade (36), Captain and Commanding OfficerBWAS-1793
15.5.180511.1807Swiftsure (74), Captain and Commanding OfficerNAO
21.10.1805 Battle of Trafalgar 


NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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